December 1955

The Encyclopedia of Child Care and Guidance.

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Edited by Sidonie M. Gruenberg. Price, $7.50. Pp. 1016, with 123 illustrations. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N. Y., 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(6):756. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010758016

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This amazing compendium of information was conceived and written for teachers, social workers, nurses, ministers, and guidance counselors, but most of all for intelligent parents who would like an authoritative guide for child care. Physicians would find it a rapid reference of bona fide information upon which they may rely, and in a brief and concise form.

The book is divided into two sections. Part I is a detailed guide to child care and guidance, containing more than 1000 entries arranged alphabetically and including all information relative to child care from "Acne" to "Youth Organizations," there apparently being no data in the "Z" category. All of this material is completely cross indexed, which markedly increases its value. Part II is made up of 30 chapters on basic aspects of child development and guidance, written by leading authorities in the field. Anyone wanting quick and specific suggestions on particular problems will

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